Focus on the pronunciation of survey
› MARKETING to ask people questions in order to find out about their opinions or behaviour: The researchers surveyed the attitudes of 2,500 night shift workers.
› to look at or examine all of something in detail: She has written a book which surveys the history of the PR industry.
› PROPERTY to measure an area of land and to record the details of it: The land will have to be surveyed in detail before the building project can begin.
› (US inspect) UK PROPERTY when a building is surveyed, it is examined carefully by a specially trained person, to see what condition it is in: We had the house surveyed.